Publisher: Edinburgh: Adams and Charles Black, 1859.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Edges somewhat rubbed; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 22735
Description8vo, contemporary black quarter calf, black cloth sides, gilt decorations and lettering. Color frontis and nine plates (one folding).
CommentsAn important work on the scientific research on glaciers by the Scottsman James D. Forbes (1809-1868), a teacher and scientist who took elocution lessons from Mrs. Siddons to improve the of his delivery of lectures. See the DNB online. In a prize binding from the University of Edinburgh Botanical Class, summer session 1865, with a presentation label on the front paste-down. Bookplate of Hollywood script writer and star Edward Everett Horton on the front free endpaper.